Thursday, January 31, 2019

In the News:

Panel allows challenge to refinery ethanol shipments permit
The Washington Post
January 28, 2019
This news story, previously included in Monday’s news briefing, reports that a state ruling will allow two civic groups, represented by Ken Kristl, director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Delaware Law, to challenge an existing permit and require Delaware oil refinery to reroute shipments of unblended ethanol to other facilities along the East Coast.

Upper Providence Man Tests His Luck on ‘Wheel of Fortune’
Pivot Today
January 31, 2019
Doug Roberts, an adjunct professor in the Graduate Clinical Psychology Program and also an alum, was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune.

Press Releases:

Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Moot Court Practice with Prof. Dimino; 10 – 11:30 a.m.; L201
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 12 – 1 p.m.; Conference Room 5
  • Wellness Meeting; 2 – 2:45 p.m.; DCR
  • Jurist in Residence Lecture; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; A180, followed by reception in the Gallery
  • Moot Court Practice; 5 – 6 p.m.; L201

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

In the News:

Today in History
Delaware County Daily Times
January 29, 2019
Yesterday’s paper mentioned the 10 year anniversary of a deal approved by Chester City Council that allowed Widener and Crozer-Keystone Health to jointly establish a police substation at the new University Crossings development on Providence Road, and to pay for two new police officers to patrol the surrounding neighborhood.

$196K awarded to two mechatronics students at NMTCC in Lansdale
MontoCo Today
January 29, 2019
Dimple Gandevia and Louie Orth are the latest recipients of the Widener Presidential Scholarship. Both students, currently enrolled at North Montco Technical Career Center in Lansdale, will attend Widener in the fall 2019 to study robotics engineering.

Pennsylvania Cable Network
January 30, 2019
The network aired a promotion of Commonwealth Law’s annual Jurist in Residence Lecture presented by Chief Magistrate Judge Susan E. Schwab, United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania scheduled for Jan. 31 at 4:30 p.m.

Alumni News:

HOURIGAN KLUGER QUINN: Attorney Ryan M. Molitoris Joins Personal Injury Team at Hkq Law
Penn Record
January 29, 2019
Commonwealth Law graduate Ryan M. Molitoris is the latest attorney to join Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC.

Conemaugh Nason Elects New Medical Staff President
Press Release Point
January 29, 2019
Dr. Angela Rowe, who earned a master’s of business administration degree with a focus in health care management from Widener, was appointed president of Conemaugh Nason Medical Center.

GuideWell Source Announces Leadership Changes
Markets Insider
January 29, 2019
Widener Law graduate Harvey Dikter will become the new chairperson and chief executive officer of GuideWell after serving as president and chief operating officer.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions/Employees; all day; A109/Sign up for session
  • Faculty Web Page Discussion; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Flex Room
  • Moot Court Practice with Prof. Dimino;11:30 a.m. – 1 :30 p.m.; L205
  • LEXIS Training; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; Wireless lab
  • Student Socials; 4:30 – 6 p.m.; Dean Johnson’s Residence
  • Moot Court Practice; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; A170

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Delaware Journal of Corporate Law Meet and Greet; 6 – 8 p.m.; The Green Turtle, Concord Pike

Tuesday, January 28, 2019

In the News:

Local Roundup: Blazers’ winning streak ends at Widener
The Frederick News Post
January 27, 2019
Coverage of the men’s and women’s basketball games against Hood.

Panel allows challenge to refinery ethanol shipments permit
My SA
January 29, 2019
The Associated Press reported that a state panel reversed itself and ruled that two civic groups, represented by Ken Kristl, director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Delaware Law, can pursue a challenge to a permit allowing a Delaware oil refinery to ship unblended ethanol to other facilities along the East Coast. Article is featured in a number of other outlets including Ledger Enquirer and the Herald Online.

Alumni News:

Childers-Potts looks to retain DA seat
Altoona Mirror
January 29, 2019
Current Bedford County District Attorney and Commonwealth Law graduate Lesley Childers-Potts is seeking the nomination to retain her seat.

People on the Move
The Citizens’ Voice
January 27, 2019
Widener graduate M. Kyle Shostek achieved the designation of certified public accountant and was admitted as a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs in November.

Athletics Update:

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Interviewing Skills Workshop – hosted by BLSA & Office of Career Development; 6:15 – 7:30 a.m.; Room L237

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • LEXIS Training; 12, 3:30 & 5:15 p.m.; Wireless Lab for each session
  • PA Innocence Project Externs; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Dean’s Office
  • Faculty Meeting; 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.; L205
  • Student Socials; 4:30 – 6 p.m.; Dean Johnson’s Residence
  • In-Class Exercise Remedies with Prof. Meadows; 8 – 9:30 p.m.; L204, L206 and Flex Room

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Sharing the Light Ceremony; 3 – 4 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Transfer to Nursing Virtual Information Session; 5 – 6 p.m.; Virtual session

Monday, January 28, 2019

In the News:

One Wrong Lie
Snap Judgment Podcast
January 25, 2019
Jill Borin, reference librarian and university archivist at the Wolfgram Memorial Library, contributed to this weekly storytelling radio program and podcast comprised of narrative pieces.

Art Scene: What’s on display in late January, early February
Delaware County Daily Times
January 25, 2019
The permanent collection at Widener Art Gallery includes the work of 19th century American and European painters as well as 18th and 19th -century Asian art from the Alfred O. Deshong collection.

Civil rights organizations want their say in Middletown Hummers Parade guidelines
The News Journal
January 25, 2019
Delaware Law Distinguished Professor Alan Garfield comments on a new commission tasked with creating guidelines for the Middletown Hummers Parade on New Year’s Day and explains that the committee will have to be mindful between what is constitutional and what might infringe on First Amendment rights.

Philadelphia prosecutor fights new Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal
6ABC
January 26, 2019
Judith Ritter, professor of law and director of the criminal defense clinic at Delaware Law, is the lead lawyer on Abu-Jamal’s appeal and is quoted in this article. This article also appeared in The Philadelphia Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

    • Nursing Sophomore Uniform Ceremony; 12 – 1 p.m.; Lathem Hall
    • Tryouts for Widener’s Collegiate Leadership Competition Team; 5 – 7 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Business Advising Information Session; 5 – 5:55 p.m.; L203
  • Moot Court Practice/Dimino; 4 – 6 p.m.; L201
  • Moot Court Practice; 6 – 7 p.m.; L204
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Conference Rm 5

Friday, January 25, 2019

In the News:

Inland Bays Foundation establishing citizens advocacy program
Hockessin Community News
January 23, 2019
Delaware Law School students will take on citizen activist issues through the Inland Bays Foundation, an organization created to protect the environment and fight for better water quality in the Inland Bays.

By Any Other Name
Inside Higher Ed
January 25, 2019
An article outlining how colleges and universities are working to “reclaim” conversations about academe points to Widener’s Sustainability and Civic Engagement pathway and the use of service learning that prepares students for their careers by teaching job-ready skills.

Best Online MBA in Healthcare Management Programs
OnlineMasters.com
January 25, 2019
Widener was ranked 22nd in the list of top 50 online MBA programs in health care management in the country.

House Democratic Policy Committee Hears Testimony On Oil & Gas Industry Methane Leakage
PA Environmental Digest Blog
January 25, 2019
In a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing that discussed the impact of methane leakage on climate change, Commonwealth Law Professor and Scholar in Residence Donald Brown testified that the world must reduce greenhouse gases by 45 percent by 2030.

Alumni News:

Big Wheel: Delco man recounts ‘Wheel of Fortune’ experience; he’ll be on Friday night
Delaware County Daily Times
January 25, 2019
Tune in to “Wheel of Fortune” tonight at 7:30 p.m. to watch Widener alumnus Doug Roberts, who earned his degree from the Graduate Clinical Psychology Program, compete as a contestant on his favorite game show.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Women’s Indoor Track & Field vs. Jumps and Throws Meet; 4 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Indoor Track & Field vs. Jumps and Throws Meet; 4 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Moot Court Practice; 12 – 1 p.m.; L201
  • Trial Ad/ATLAC Practice; 6 – 10 p.m.; L205

Events on Main Campus on Saturday:

  • Widener Day; all day; University Center
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Hood; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Swimming vs. Ramapo; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Swimming vs. Ramapo; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Hood; 3 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus This Weekend:

  • Outside Event/GOP; Saturday @ 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; A180
  • Trial Ad/ATLAC Practice; Sunday @ 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; L205
  • Trial Ad Honor Society/National Competition Practice; Sunday @ 12 – 7 p.m.; A170

Thursday, January 24, 2019

In the News:

DA: New Mumia Abu-Jamal files show no sign of judge conflict
The Washington Post
January 22, 2019
Delaware Law School Professor Judith L. Ritter, director of the criminal defense clinic, is a lead lawyer on Abu-Jamal’s appeal. This article, originally published by the Associated Press, is featured in the Indiana Gazette and Times News Online.

Chester had a KING sized MLK weekend
Chester Matters Blog
January 22, 2019
Coverage of MLK Day events across Chester including the MLK Day Fair  at Widener hosted by the Multicultural Student Affairs Office and multicultural student organizations.

Celebrity predators should be ‘canceled’
The Daily Orange
January 23, 2019
A new documentary outlining the serious accusations against the singer R. Kelly left fans questioning whether they should continue to support the artist. Erika Evans-Weaver, an assistant clinical professor in the Center for Human Sexuality, is quoted arguing that celebrities should be held to the same standard as the rest of society. This article also appeared in Black News and Information.

Law notes: Robinson+Cole opens office; Richards, Layton & Finger top M&A owner; new disciplinary counsel; IP Firm of Year
Delaware Business Now
January 23, 2019
Luke W. Mette, an adjunct professor at Delaware Law School, has been named Chief Disciplinary Counsel by the Delaware Supreme Court.

Peters paces Widener to another road win
Delaware County Daily Times
January 23, 2019
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams topped Albright yesterday. Game coverage is available WFMZ Allentown and Reading Eagle.

Alumni News:

Warwick grad, Heather Adams in the running for County DA
The Lititz Record Express
January 23, 2019
Commonwealth Law graduate Heather Adams is one of the GOP candidates campaigning to become the new Lancaster County District Attorney.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Women’s Indoor Track & Field vs. Jumps and Throws Meet; 4 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Indoor Track & Field vs. Jumps and Throws Meet; 4 p.m.; Home
  • State Street Reading Series: Undergraduate Night; 7 – 9 p.m.; Media Arts Council Gallery at 609 W. State Street in Media, PA

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 12 – 1 p.m.; Conference Room 5
  • Moot Court Practice; 5 – 6 p.m.; L201
  • Trial Ad Honor Society/National Competition Practice; 6 – 11L30 p.m.; A180

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

In the News:

Penn and Philadelphia community come together on Day of Service for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Daily Pennsylvanian
January 22, 2019
Uva Coles, associate vice president for civic and global engagement, spoke at the Day of Service to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day hosted by members of the Penn and Philadelphia communities.

Community Briefs: Attorney Craig Huffman named 2019 Delco Bar Association president
Delaware County Daily Times
January 23, 2019
Jordan B. Smith, an assistant professor of history, will speak on a panel discussion “Penn Landed Here, and There…” a short documentary focusing on Chester’s connection to William Penn.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Sustainable Development in Costa Rica; 12 – 12:50 p.m.; Founders Hall Room 109
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Elizabethtown; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • CDO OCI/PA Legal Aid Network; 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; DCR
  • Pardon Project Training; 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Flex Room
  • Trial Ad Honor Society/National Competition Practice; 6 – 11:30 p.m.; A180 & A170

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

In the News:

Chester, Widener continue meeting on parking meter dispute
Delaware County Daily Times
January 20, 2019
Officials from Widener and the City of Chester met Thursday to discuss the ongoing dispute over installation of parking meters on streets in and around the campus.

Celebrate Black History Month On The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus – Broadway World
Black News and Information
January 18, 2019
Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, will speak at Verizon Hall on Monday, Feb. 25 as part of the Widener Philadelphia Speaker Series.

Opinion: If we really believe in second chances, time to change Delaware’s laws
The News Journal
January 18, 2019
This opinion piece is written by Delaware Law School student and military veteran Kevin Caneco.

Analysis: Penn State athletes No. 1 in Pennsylvania for economic impact
Keystone Business News
January 20, 2019
Widener is included in an analysis of the U.S. Department of Education’s athletics data that looks at every institution across the nation with intercollegiate athletics programs that receive funding through federal financial aid programs.

Alumni News:

Two Dems launch races for countywide offices
Delaware County Daily Times
January 18, 2019
Chester City Councilman William “Al” Jacobs, a Delaware Law School graduate, launched his campaign for the Delaware County Common Pleas Court.

Athletic Updates:

Friday, January 18, 2019

In the News:

Letter to the Editor: It’s time to ban polystyrene
Delaware County Daily Times
January 16, 2019
This letter to the editor calls for a ban on polystyrene foam and references the art installation on the Walnut Street bridge led by Adjunct Professor Sarah Heyward.

Words Matter at Michigan State
Inside Higher Ed
January 17, 2019
An article about the resignation of Michigan State interim president John Engler quotes Brian Tierney, a Widener board of trustee member and CEO of Brian Communications.

Trump’s Supreme Court Picks Could Trip Up Immigration Agenda
Bloomberg Law News
January 17, 2019
Article quotes Jill Family, professor of law and government at Commonwealth Law.

What Makes Us Tick? series to screen films Jan. 18-20
Cape Gazette
January 17, 2019
Carolyn Walter, professor emerita of the Center for Social Work Education, contributed to the film series What Makes Us Tick?, an annual and analytical film and discussion series explores aspects of the human condition.

DELAWARE SUPREME COURT: Delaware Supreme Court names Luke W. Mette as Chief Disciplinary Counsel
Legal News Line
January 17, 2019
Luke W. Mette, an adjunct professor at Delaware Law School, has been named Chief Disciplinary Counsel by the Delaware Supreme Court.

Community Briefs: Souper Bowl of Caring kicks off this Sunday in Springfield
Delaware County Daily Times
January 17, 2019
Commonwealth Law Professor and Scholar in Residence Don Brown will speak at a hearing to discuss the impact of methane leakage from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry on climate change.

Chester’s mayor responds to Widener’s letter with his own letter
Chester Matters Blog
January 18, 2019
Coverage of Chester Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland’s opinion piece about the parking dispute with Widener in yesterday’s Delaware County Daily Times.

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Moot Court Practice; 12 – a p.m.; L201
  • Trial Ad/ATLAC Practice; 6 – 10 p.m.; L205

Events on Main Campus This Weekend:

  • VEX Robotics Competition; Sunday @ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Schwartz Athletic Center
  • Hoops from the Heart Clinic; Monday @ 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Schwartz Athletic Center
  • We’re All Widener! “Common Ground” Dialogue; Monday @ 12 – 1 p.m.; University Center Room C
  • MLK Day Fair; Monday @ 1 – 4 p.m.; University Center Atrium

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus on Sunday:

  • Trial Ad/ATLAC Practice; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; L205
  • Trial Ad Honor Society/National Competition Practice; 12 – 7 p.m.; A170

Thursday, January 17, 2019

In the News:

The Family’s Hero
Chester Spirit
January 16, 2019
Nine-year old Cayla Davis-Clark, a fourth grader at Widener Partnership Charter School, is credited with quick thinking that saved her grandmother’s life after she suffered a brain aneurysm. This story is also featured in the Delaware County Daily Times.

MacKenzie Bezos Is Legally Entitled to Half of the $140 Billion Amazon Fortune
Slate
January 16, 2018
Delaware Law Professor John Culhane, co-director of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute, explains why the divorce settlement between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos may be down the middle due to the community property approach outlined in Washington’s divorce law.

Letter to the Editor: Chester mayor responds to Widener parking dispute
Delaware County Daily Times
January 17, 2019
Thaddeus Kirkland, Mayor of the City of Chester, authored this op-ed to describe the disagreement over parking policy with Widener from the city’s perspective.

OnlineMasters.com Names Top Master’s in Social Work Programs for 2019
Markets Insider
January 17, 2019
Featured in more than 50 news outlets is the Best Online Master’s in Social Work Programs for 2019 which ranks Widener’s online master’s of social work program at 34 out of 45 programs in the nation.

Editorial: Chester turns to artificial intelligence in new safety push
Delaware County Daily Times
January 17, 2019
An article about a new tech startup called Kognition, which uses artificial intelligence to boost security, references a partnership between Widener and the City of Chester that installed security cameras around campus.

Translating Economics for Immigration Policy
JOTWELL – Journal of Things We Like (Lots)
January 17, 2019
Commonwealth Professor of Law and Government Jill Family contributed an article examining Howard F. Chang’s The Economics of Immigration Reform and the importance of connecting disciplines.

Delco’s December Top Ten
Destination Delco
The Destination Delco Tourism Bureau featured the stargazing event hosted by the Widener Observatory in the December edition of Top Ten Things to See & Do in Delaware County.

Alumni News:

Bradford County: Salsman campaigning to become next DA
Morning Times
January 17,2019
Widener Law School graduate Chad Salsman is running for the district attorney’s seat of Bradford County.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus:

  • Student Involvement Fair; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; University Center Atrium

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Admin Meeting; 10 – 11 a.m.; DCR
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 12 – 1 p.m.; Conference Room 5
  • Property Review with Prof. Dernbach; 12 – 3 p.m.; L204
  • Moot Court Practice; 5 – 6 p.m.; L201
  • Trial Ad Honor Society/National Competition Practice; 6 – 11:30 p.m.; A180
  • VITA Training; 6 – 9 p.m.; L206

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m.; Barristers’ Club